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U.S. Wants Nord Stream 2 Halted If Putin Invades Ukraine

  • White House will push Germany on the pipeline in that scenario
  • Pipeline is part of a potential package of deterrent measures
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The U.S. will push Germany to agree to stop the contested Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline if Russian President Vladimir Putin invades Ukraine, according to documents seen by Bloomberg and people familiar with the plans.

President Joe Biden’s administration is seeking a commitment from the new German government that it would halt the project under such circumstances, one of the people said, asking not to be identified talking about confidential discussions.